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Loans and grants

NB: If you are unsure about your status as a Home, EU, or international student, please contact the Admissions and Recruitment Office for clarification (details at the bottom of this page).

Financial support for Home students

Students who are UK residents should apply as early as possible to determine their eligibility for:

  • Tuition Fee Loan
  • Maintenance Loan
  • Maintenance Grant

You can apply for financial support via the following websites:

Students living in England: www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk

Students living in Wales: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Students living in Scotland: www.student-support-saas.gov.uk

Students living in Northern Ireland: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

For further information about Government funding for students in higher education you may find it helpful to visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

If you would like individual confidential advice about your eligibility for funding, planning your budget or any other financial or practical issue, please contact the Advice and Counselling Service at Queen Mary. You are welcome to use this service if you are considering applying to Queen Mary.

Tuition Fee Loan

Full-time students who are studying for their first degree or other higher education course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan for the full amount.

You only start repaying your Tuition Fee Loan after you leave your course. The amount you repay each month will depend on how much you earn, but if your income is less than £21,000, you won't need to make any repayments until you earn over that amount.

Further details can be found at: www.gov.uk/studentfinance

Maintenance loan

The Maintenance Loan for living costs are available to all eligible students. The amount you are eligible for is determined, in part, by your household income. The Maintenance Loan is paid back in the same way as the Tuition Fee Loan.

Further details can be found at www.gov.uk/studentfinance

Maintenance Grant and supplementary grants

The Maintenance Grant, which is based on household income, is non-repayable, and is to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. Full-time students with a household income lower than £25,000 per year will be entitled to a Maintenance Grant of up to £3,354. Students from families with a household income of up to £42,600 will be entitled to a partial grant.

Supplementary grants are to assist with additional needs such as costs relating to dependent children or a disability. Your eligibility for both Maintenance and supplementary grants will be assessed when you apply to Student Finance England (or the equivalent in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland).

For the most up to date information see: www.gov.uk/studentfinance

Bursaries and scholarships

At Queen Mary, we are determined to continue our strong tradition of widening access to university. [...] we are keen to reduce the burden of overall debt for graduates by providing as comprehensive and extensive a level of support as possible.
Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal

In addition to the financial support described above, which is provided by the Government, Queen Mary has proposed its own package of bursaries and scholarships.

See our page on Bursaries and scholarships for more details.

Financial support for EU students

If you are a non-UK national of the European Union you can apply to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) for a loan to pay your tuition fees. The loan for tuition fees is not available to undergraduate students from outside the EU.

For further information about Government funding for students in higher education you may find it helpful to visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

If you would like individual confidential advice about your eligibility for funding, planning your budget or any other financial or practical issue, please contact our Advice and Counselling Service. You are welcome to use this service if you are considering applying to Queen Mary.

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